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Buck30 - Ice Age Trail Journal - 2018

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Brian (Buck-30)
Begins: Jun 1, 2018
Direction: Westbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Jun 17th, 2018
Start: Sugar River Rail trail
End: Badger Creek rail trail
Daily Distance: 26
Trip Distance: 348.0

Journal Stats
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Ice Age Trail Day 17

Happy Fathers Day dad!! (And happy Mothers Day to Mom, I was told I did a
poor job of mothers day a month ago!)

What a terrible night of sleep, so hot! It maybe cooled down a little at
like 2 am. The morning mosquitoes on the rail trail were awful and I used
my head net for the first time. I followed the Sugar river and then Badger
creek rail trails for a half day, even skipping possible town food! I
decided it wasn't worth the mile walk off trail although some air
conditioning would have been nice. Then it was a 5 mile road walk to the
Brooklyn hills segment which was a nice mix of forest and farmland but man,
it was unbearable all day. Like 95 degrees with insane humidity. The bugs
were fine until I stopped. My arms eventually broke out with a kinda why
are you wet all day heat rash. And when the trail was out of the forest the
sun was pretty intense. So all in all just a really uncomfortable and
annoying day. It was more the bugs and itchy arms than the heat, or I guess
it was those on top of the heat that made it so annoying.

The highlight of the day was the 1300' long tunnel on the rail trail. Very
cool to walk through and it was an amazing like 60 degrees in there, I
never wanted to leave. There were a surprising number of rail trail
cyclists out for such a terrible day.

The day ended with the usual search for camping. I always think these rail
trails will have good camping and they usually don't. I eventually found a
pretty mediocre spot hidden away and then suffocated in the tent for a
couple hours. The low temperature tonight is about 80!

The hear wave breaks tomorrow and there is a McDonald's so I will rebound

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